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Rotimi Amaechi, Abdullahi Ganduje, China: Afoju To Re Cinema By Pius Adesanmi

Apala crooner, Haruna Ishola (not to be confused with his son), assures us in one of his evergreen oldies that a blind man who ventures into a cinema hall for the latest movie release is to be seen as a confused idler in search...

The Naira Is Dead: Lets Redenominate the Currency Before Its Too Late!, By Paul Alaje

The failure to consider this policy will result in the continuous speculation on the naira. About a year ago, we had warned that the naira might emaciate to as much as N500 to the dollar by the end of 2016. This is now the...

Igbo Nation Dumps PDP? By Joe Igbokwe

General Collin Powell tells me that “A dream does not become a reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination and hard work” John Lennon also tells me that “Being honest may not get you many friends but it will always get you the right ones”...

Tuface Idibia, Buhari And The Limits Of Activism By Ohimai Godwin Amaize

Among the top news headlines of the past few days have been President Donald Trump’s supposed Muslim ban; the intrigue surrounding the rumours about President Muhammadu Buhari’s health concerns; the fiery preacher, Apostle Johnson Suleiman and the secret police’s interest in the content of...

Introducing “Biafran-Nigerian”: A Jumbled, But Beautiful, Ethnic Self-Label By Churchill Okonkwo

The view expressed here represents the evolving stance of a true Nigerian with Biafran blood and spirit on ethnic labeling. It is intended to trigger a discussion and informed debate on self-identification rather than representing a final label of Ndigbo in the 21st century....

Donald Trump and the Muslim World By Reuben Abati

I am not a fan of Donald Trump, the incumbent President of the United States. I didn't stand with him. I stood with her- Hillary Clinton- in the last US Presidential election. No other election in recent American history has been more international in...

Nigeria’s dependence on oil is not 75%, it is 8% – Part One By Pastor Sunday Adelaja

- Since my secondary school days in the eighties, I kept on hearing statements like the Nigerian economy is 75% dependent on oil. This famous cliché about the Nigerian economy has grown over the years, so much so that when everything changed about the...

Islamization of Nigeria: The example of the Mexican Border Wall by ‘Lakunle Jaiyesimi

What the Mexican Wall does to a people on either side is what divisive words do. It is not more Mexican than it is of American since Mexicans did not initiate the idea for the wall and largely do not favour its construction. The...

The Shock Rise in Paedophilia in Nigeria by Tony Ogunlowo

Hardly a day goes by when there isn’t a news report about a minor being sexually abused by a much older person. And the shocking thing is that for every case reported dozens are not because the young victims are either too scared of...

Trump and Putin’s New “Oligarchic International” By Alexei Bayer

Putin cares as little about Russia as Trump does about America. They only care about making the world safe for the super-rich.
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